Japan Post tracking
Japan Post
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Japan Post tracking packages and shipments

Keep track of Japan Post parcels and shipments with our free service! All you need to do to track your parcel, is to enter the tracking number, and then the service will keep track of your parcel’s location in real time.

How do I track my Japan Post parcel with 100Parcels.com?

  1. Find out the tracking number of your parcel;
  2. Enter the tracking number of your parcel in the field at the top of the page;
  3. Wait until the service checks the parcel data, it will not take long;
  4. View the search results and share them with your friends via social networking;
  5. If you enter your email address, we can notify you automatically of changes to the status of your parcel.

Japan Post - Tracking number format

  • A# *** *** *** JP
  • C# *** *** *** JP
  • E# *** *** *** JP
  • F# *** *** *** JP
  • L# *** *** *** JP
  • R# *** *** *** JP
  • S# *** *** *** JP
  • U# *** *** *** JP
  • V# *** *** *** JP
  • W# *** *** *** JP
  • *** *** *** **
  • *** *** *** ***

# - letter; * - digit; ! - letter or digit

How fast does Japan Post deliver?

Japan Post is the only postal service to offer a delivery guarantee of next-day by noon for all types and weights of packages. Delivery times are determined based on where you live, what type of service you select (surface mail or airmail), and whether your destination country has international agreements with Japan that provide special customs clearance procedures (e.g. Singapore).

The fastest delivery time for international packages is an average of five to eight days worldwide, but this may vary from two to ten weeks depending on the destination country and customs clearance procedures required. The general rule in shipping internationally is that speed equals cost, with faster rates generally costing more money than slower ones. This holds when shipping to Japan, as well.

The fastest surface mail delivery time is an average of two weeks domestically and five-eight days internationally (or one week for most destinations, including the US). Express Mail Service deliveries are guaranteed within three business days in both countries. Priority Airmail shipments from Japan can be received in about six to ten business days.

In contrast, the slowest delivery times are Priority Mail International parcels which take about two to three weeks domestically and up to eight weeks internationally. The slower rates for worldwide airmail shipments average ten-twelve days but can be as long as twenty-four or thirty days depending on customs clearance procedures required by your destination country. 

You can estimate the approximate transit time of your package by consulting Japan Post's website.

How long does Japan Post take to deliver to the US?

It all depends on the weight and size of your package, as well as where you're sending it in America. Most items have insurance that protects them up to USD 200 by default when they are shipped internationally with Japan Post, though there may be exceptions depending on what is being sent or who is receiving it.

Japan Post offers a tracking service which is great for international shipping. You can track your package by entering the number on their website and see where it’s located in real-time, as well as when it was last updated. Japan post emails you updates so that you know exactly what's going with your shipment at all times.

What articles cannot be sent overseas by Japan post?

  • Unsealed (empty) cans and bottles of alcohol;
  • Aerosol sprays, such as hairspray or deodorant. This includes any other pressurized can in which the contents are not visible even if the container is opened;
  • Nail polish remover that contains acetone and nail polish remover with less than 40% volume acetone content cannot be sent overseas by Japan post.

The following items have to pay an additional charge: 

  • Cigarettes (cigarette lighters included);
  • Gift cards/e-vouchers for goods or services from a specific company;
  • Beer containing more than 22% volume alcohol. Please note that alcoholic drinks over 24% volume may not be sent overseas by Japan post.

Japan Post redelivery

If you have lost or unclaimed packages, Japan Post has a redelivery service. You can receive your package by paying an additional fee of JPY 5000 per delivery attempt. This option is only available if the customer provides a valid address in Japan and it will be delivered on that day or the next working day.

About Japan Post

Japan Post is the world's largest mail-delivery service, in terms of international letters. It has about 180,000 employees delivering over 20 million items every day to 220 countries with a workforce spanning 800 years - from 1871 until 2050!

Japan Post has a long and honored history, spanning eight centuries of service to Japan and other countries around the world. The postal tradition in Japan can be traced as far back as 770 AD when mounted messengers known as Tsuruchikibegan delivering messages written on strips of wood called Ojima-gaki from one post office to another. This practice evolved into what we now know today as "Takachiho", or simply “the courier” — a system that delivered messages across distances by horseback, boat, or foot throughout ancient times until 1871 when it was finally retired.

In 1872, with the introduction of Western-style mail systems such Japanese post offices began using stamps. 

The world's first adhesive postage stamp was issued in Japan and featured their new Emperor, Meiji. The Japanese post service is still known for its reliability today. 

Japan Post currently operates an extensive network across four continents including Asia (East), North America (West), Europe (Central), and Oceania (South). With more than 120 offices around the globe, it delivers letters to nearly everywhere on Earth except Antarctica. From earthquakes to tsunamis: nothing can stop us from getting our mail delivered safely through virtually any challenge Mother Nature throws at us - or even outer space!

Japan Post - Parcel tracking statuses

Item held by export Customs
Item held at delivery depot/delivery office
Dispatch to overland transport
Item Out for Physical Delivery
Item out of sorting centre
Item presented to import customs
Arrival at over land transport
Item presented to export Customs
Dispatch from outward office of exchange
Item returned from export Customs
The request of re-delivery was received
A request for re-delivery was received.
Held by export Customs
Redirection
En route
Returned to Sender
In Customs
Departure from inward office of exchange
Processing at delivery Post Office
Returned to sender
Will deliver to nearest Post Office or store
Final delivery
Import stopped
Office closed. Retention.
Return to Sender
Item returned from import Customs
Held by import Customs
Quarantine
Item into sorting centre
Absence. Attempted delivery.
Retention
Posting/collection
Item arrival at collection point for pick-up
Allocated to delivery staff
Item presented to import Customs
Export cancellation
Return to sender
Notice sent by import Customs
Arrival at inward office of exchange
Absence. Attempted delivery
Item out for physical delivery
Arrival at outward office of exchange
Final delivery - Collected at counter
Posting/Collection
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